March 29, 2013 |
C LEARWATER, Fla. - Roy Halladay looked like a pitcher who made the most of his work-in-progress stuff. He also looked like a pitcher who has plenty of work to do before he arrives at the level he demands of himself. After allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon, Halladay and his pitching coach chose to focus on the positives. "Physically, [it's] night and day, last year to this year, which was the goal this winter," said the soon-to-be 36-year-old-righthander, who battled back and lat problems throughout a disappointing 2012 season.
April 18, 2012 |
CC SABATHIA shook off early trouble to get a rare April win for the Yankees and backup catcher Chris Stewart hit a go-ahead, two-run single and had three RBI for the first time in his career to lead New York over the visiting Minnesota Twins, 8-3, Tuesday night. Sabathia (1-0) allowed three runs and four hits in 7 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. After falling behind 3-1 in the third, he didn't allow a hit and retired 13 in a row during one stretch. He credited pitching coach Larry Rothschild with telling him after the third to throw more over the top. "Fastball command got a lot better," the big lefthander said.
June 21, 2011 |
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson pitched eight scoreless innings and hit his second career home run in the Atlanta Braves' 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. Hudson (6-6) allowed two hits, one walk and struck out a season-high eight, including the 1,600th of his career. He took Ricky Romero (6-7) deep to make it 2-0 with two outs in the sixth. Toronto has lost two straight and five of seven. Hudson retired 20 straight batters before Mike McCoy walked to lead off the ninth and advanced to second on Yunel Escobar's infield single.
June 15, 2011 |
Curtis Granderson homered and drove in four runs, Eduardo Nunez - filling in for an injured Derek Jeter - sparked a six-run second inning with an RBI single and the New York Yankees beat the visiting Texas Rangers, 12-4, last night. Brett Gardner scored three of the four times he reached base, had an RBI single among three hits and stole his 100th base batting in Jeter's leadoff spot. CC Sabathia (8-4) pitched seven innings for the win. Jeter was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf, an untimely setback for the Yankees star as he pursues 3,000 career hits.
May 5, 2011 |
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Adam Lind hit a two-run homer and Brandon Morrow pitched into the seventh inning in the Toronto Blue Jays' 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. Lind connected in the first inning and finished with four hits. He has five homers and 16 RBIs in his last 12 games. Morrow (1-1) allowed one run and five hits in 61/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked four. Frank Francisco yielded Sam Fuld's RBI single in the ninth before finishing for his first save.
April 20, 2011 |
TORONTO - Travis Snider doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees, 6-5, on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays scored twice off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in the ninth to tie it before winning it against Ivan Nova (1-2). Edwin Encarnacion opened the 10th with a single. After Jayson Nix and Yunel Escobar flied out, Snider drove a double to right-center, scoring Encarnacion with the winning run. Snider, who went 1 for 6, tossed his helmet away in celebration as the winning run scored.
May 15, 2010 |
Aaron Hill, Travis Snider and Vernon Wells all hit three-run home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays outslugged the visiting Texas Rangers for a wild 16-10 win last night. The Blue Jays pounded out 15 total hits and boosted their major league lead in home runs (57) and extra-base hits (162). Toronto reliever Josh Roenicke (1-0) worked 1 1/3 innings for his first major league win while Rangers righthander Doug Mathis (1-1) took the loss, allowing eight runs in 1 1/3 innings. Lyle Overbay went 3-for-3 with two walks and three RBI for the Blue Jays, who rallied from an early 9-3 deficit.
March 16, 2010 |
For the third straight time in this spring training, Jamie Moyer pitched in a B game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Yesterday morning's exhibition, however, was quite different for the Phillies' 47-year-old lefthander and it wasn't a good different. His pitching line: five runs - all earned - eight hits, one walk, four strikeouts, three innings and quite a few expletives. "I didn't think I threw very well," Moyer said after the Phillies' 8-1 loss to the Jays. "I elevated a few too many pitches.
September 5, 2009 |
Roy Halladay pitched a one-hitter last night to snap a three-start losing streak and Toronto beat the visiting Yankees, 6-0, ending New York's winning streak at seven games. Aaron Hill doubled twice and had two RBI and Adam Lind had three hits for the Blue Jays, who won for the first time in five games. The complete game was the sixth of the season for Halladay (14-8), tying him with Kansas City's Zack Greinke for the major league lead, and the 46th of his career. He struck out nine and walked three to win for the first time since Aug. 14. "To feel like, at any moment, I could make a pitch if I had to makes a big difference," Halladay said.
September 1, 2009 |
Andy Pettitte retired his first 20 batters before a lamentable seventh-inning sequence spoiled both his perfect game and no-hit bid, and the visiting New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles, 5-1, last night. Pettitte (12-6) was poised to finish the seventh without allowing a baserunner, but former Oriole Jerry Hairston Jr. let a two-out grounder by Adam Jones slip through his legs for an error. Hairston was playing in place of third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who was given the night off. Nick Markakis followed with an opposite-field single inside the third-base line, drawing further groans from a crowd of 25,063 filled with Yankees fans.